on deadline ...political poetry from Skip Tenczar
Trump’s words named Asians the other,
His Covid slang intended a pother.
Though the fool is gone,
His mean legacy lives on --
The hate he kindled will be hard to smother.
fact of the day:
The longest talking filibuster in Senate history, 24 hours and 18 minutes, was to block the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
Part One: We talk with Steven P. Millies about Catholics' relationship to politics.
bio: Professor Millies is an Associate Professor of Public Theology and Director of The Bernardin Center, Catholic Theological Union Millies scholarship explores the Catholic church’s relationship to politics in a perspective that embraces history, theology, law, ethics, sociology, philosophy, and political theory. As Pope Francis has called for a “politics which is farsighted and capable of a new, integral, and interdisciplinary approach,” Millies’s work resists seeing politics only as a conflict over individual interests. Instead, in Pope Francis’s words, politics expresses our “conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for each other and the world.”
Pope Francis has taken a more nuanced approach to Catholic teachings, and his own authority. He says he sees the world as it is, vs. how the Church sees it. This affects the opinions of Catholics internationally.
Catholic opinions on Johnson & Johnson vaccine highlight debate between hardliners on abortion and others in the church Steven P. Millies, Catholic Theological Union Divisions among Catholics have created doubts about the moral acceptability of one of the COVID-19 vaccines. An expert explains why there isn't one 'Catholic view' on the issue.
Pope Francis’ support for civil unions is a call to justice – and nothing new Steven P. Millies, Catholic Theological Union
The pontiff hasn't changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all. https://theconversation.com/pope-francis-support-for-civil-unions-is-a-call-to-justice-and-nothing-new-148607
Clarity for Catholics: It's OK to get Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine – if it's the only one available
Catholics might be somewhat confused by reports on differing messages about the acceptability of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine due to a cell line from an abortion being used in its production.The differences have been resolved and Catholic teaching is clear: Catholics have a moral duty to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 by being vaccinated. However, if given the choice, they should avoid the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.Should they choose not to be vaccinated, they have a moral obligation to mask, socially distance and "do their utmost" to avoid becoming infected or infecting others, the Vatican said.
the pope and gay marriage
Part Two: We speak with Daniel Block : Can Amazon be Stopped? Recent attempts to unionize Amazon workers are in the news.
bio: Daniel Block is the executive editor of the Washington Monthly.Before joining the Monthly, Daniel was a 2017-2018 Luce Scholar living in Delhi, India, where he studied Hindi and worked for the Caravan--a leading Indian politics and policy magazine. Daniel’s writing has also appeared in the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the American Prospect. Daniel graduated from Swarthmore College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history. He graduated with highest honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He spent a post-college gap year teaching skiing in Utah.
The story of the e-commerce giant is the story of America’s economic unraveling. America is no longer making all that it needs. Instead, it is concentrating on its service economy and on just “ shuffling money around,” This is not sustainable.